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Most people assume that there must be something wrong with men who stay in relationships with women who have traits of borderline personality disorder, men who know the right move is to leave but who find themselves unable to let go.
In Part 2 of this blog series you are going to learn that there are very specific reasons why women with traits of borderline personality disorder seem to attract a certain type of man and why these men so often can’t let go of these troubled relationships.
There is a specific reason why these women are drawn to a nice-guy type over other types of personality.
You will find an important clue in the name we commonly use to label men with this kind of personality.
Because of this tendency, our relationships pose a difficult challenge for us.
When we enter a relationship, we are expected to be able to give up our self-centered ways and treat our partner’s interests as equally important as our own.
Women with traits of BPD may appear to be capable of overriding their natural selfishness when they are in the throws of new love.
However, once this motivation dies down, they lack the skills to sustain their focus on their partner’s needs.
These men tend to care so deeply about their connections that they do not need to struggle in the way the average person does to keep others’ needs in mind.This personality type truly enjoys giving and often find they need nothing more in return than a feeling of being appreciated.This fantasy usually comes to a crashing halt very soon.Just like there is a profile for the borderline personality type, there is also a profile for the kind of man that they often choose to partner with.The type of personality that so often gets caught up in a relationship with a woman with traits of BPD is what we might call a “nice guy” type.